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Ali Mohamed Hakeem al-Arab

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL5892, tabled on 26 February 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Bahrain regarding (1) the alleged torture of Ali Mohamed Hakeem al-Arab at the Criminal Investigation Directorate and the Dry Dock prison; and (2) the sentencing to death of Mr al-Arab on 31 January.

Answered on

13 March 2018

The British Embassy in Bahrain and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office have been monitoring the case of Ali Mohamed Hakeem al-Arab and will continue to do so. We encourage those with concerns about treatment in detention to report these to the appropriate oversight body and we encourage the oversight body to conduct swift and thorough investigations.

The United Kingdom is firmly opposed to the use of the death penalty. It is the Government's longstanding position to oppose capital sentences in all circumstances and countries. We continue to make this clear to the Government of Bahrain.